The first known arrests over new squatting law happened about an hour ago by squatters occupying a comercial property, who were using the upstairs residential area as an un-lived in social centre.
The police turned up this morning at around 11am to raid the
property on London Road in Brighton, despite no crime being committed -
as the new law restricts people living in unoccupied buildings, but not
visiting them. Regardless, Sussex police have now arrested three people
who attached themselves with glue, spending three hours to enter through
barricades to remove them.
One of the visitors now on the roof
of the squat said "On the roof init! Clowns got in but its gonna take
them ages!" at 2pm, hours before three people were arrested inside the
residential part of the building, despite not squatting the residential
The two roof top occupiers say they are up there to
stay, as cops miserably fail to negotiate a deal with them. Support is
currently gathering, but if you are free to pop down and say hello it'd